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Château Bellevue-Mondotte

Until recently, tiny Château Bellevue-Mondotte, nestled on the Pavie Plateau, was virtually unknown by wine connoisseurs.

The size of the vineyard - just 2.5 hectares - was undoubtedly the main reason for this involuntary anonymity. However, the second part of the Château 's name, reminiscent of its famous neighbours La Mondotte and Château Troplong-Mondot, gives us an idea of Château Bellevue-Mondotte's exceptional terroir.

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Gérard Perse saw the estate's tremendous potential and acquired it in 2001. Under his intelligent management, Chateau Bellevue-Mondotte's terroir showed its mettle by achieving an incredible score of 95 + /100 for its first vintage under new mangement - from a Robert Parker totally under its spell.

Many successful estates have benefited from the now famous "Perse method" involving a constant search for excellence. These includes Châteaux Pavie, Pavie-Decesse, Monbousquet in Saint-Emilion as well as Clos Lunelles since 2001 in the Castillon - Côtes de Bordeaux appellation.

The purchase of Château Bellevue-Mondotte is the latest manifestation of Gérard Perse's passionate interest in making the most not only of famous terroirs such as Château Pavie, but also vineyards as little known or even totally unknown as Clos Lunelles and Château bellevue-Mondotte.

In Bordeaux, where significant changes generally take place over a long period, Gérard Perse's rapide rise is a major event.

Gérard Perse views Bellevue-Mondotte, a partial enclave of Château pavie-Decesse on the Saint-Emilion clay-limestone plateau, as a terroir that is minuscule in size, but immense in terms of quality.

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